Law Enforcement Supports Special Olympics

By: Cathleen Moxley Email
By: Cathleen Moxley Email

Officers with several law enforcement agencies are setting their uniforms and cruisers aside for a few days, and instead are lacing up their sneakers.

With help from WASCO workshop students, officers started the 2010 torch run for the Ohio Special Olympics Wednesday morning in Marietta.

The various agencies include the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the Washington County Sheriff's Office, the Marietta Police Department and the Noble Correctional Institute.

Officers will run 121 miles over the next three days, traveling through several towns on their way to Columbus.

It's all in an effort to support this year's special athletes.

"It's a great bonding experience for us as law enforcement officers, but it also shows the community that we come together. We can support the special Olympians throughout the communities that we run through," Sergeant Anne Ralston with the Ohio State Highway Patrol said.

Ohio's Special Olympics games are set for this coming weekend in Columbus.


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